Arizona Resident & Watertree Health President Given a Halo
Also helps critically ill third grader be a superhero for a day
DESTIN, Fla., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this month an ongoing program led by Arizona resident and Watertree Health President Shane Power, which benefits Phoenix-based Make-A-Wish®, was given a Silver Cause Marketing Halo Award, North America’s highest honor for corporate social good. The company’s “Prescription for Good” program was recognized for the significant impact it has had on wish kids and the communities they serve. It has donated more than $2.4 million to Make-A-Wish to grant nearly 240 wishes for children with critical illnesses.
But, it’s not just about writing checks. Just last week, Shane suited up to personally assist Christian, a 9-year-old who has undergone multiple open-heart surgeries, who wanted to be an invincible crime-fighter who defeats villains with his fists. Shane was his assistant.
More than three dozen Watertree Health representatives from across the country also cheered on the little boy. The power of a wish and its positive impact on the community was evident to all who attended. Christian went from an extremely shy introvert to a beaming, energetic young child after donning his mask and costume.
Shane said, “Being an integral part of Christian’s wish after just winning the Halo award has made this month truly special, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my dedicated team. It was so empowering to see the commitment from so many different people to make a young boy’s life a little better — An experience I will not forget.”
Granting wishes is not about short-term smiles, it’s about positively influencing long-term health results. A wish gives a child the renewed energy, strength and hope needed to battle their critical condition. For many, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illnesses.
About Watertree Health
In 2010, Matt Herfield and Ronnie Harris founded Watertree Health to make health care—particularly medications—more accessible to everyone. They created the first and leading free prescription discount card program benefiting nonprofits, which not only provides significant savings, but also triggers a donation to a charity partner each time cardholders save, at no cost to them. To help build healthier communities, the Company has aligned with nonprofits Make-A-Wish®, regional Food Banks, the ASPCA®, and the National Kidney Foundation®. Visit WatertreeHealth.com to learn more.